GridNet: a look under the Smart Grid hood

This is an interview conducted by Larry Karisny with Ray Bell, Founder and CEO of GridNet. Search for the phrase “Smart Grid” on Google and you will get more organizations and explanations defining what it is than you may even want to know. From government policies to standards groups to organizations to new publications, everyone […]

Two whitepapers on ROI: network infrastructure and software as a service (SaaS)

Today I have selected two white papers on return on investment (ROI). The reason is that many of you are struggling with tight budgets, so you don’t want to waste your money on useless hardware and software. When it comes to networking infrastructure, how much should you invest in new equipment to get what you […]

Tales from the Towers, Chapter 8: Half of something is better than nothing, but why settle?

This is Chapter 8 of Rory Conaway’s series, “Tales From The Towers”, about setting up a large scale Wi-Fi network. If you have not yet done so, read Chapter 7: One Size Does Not Fit All. Our network is pretty inexpensive but it suffers from first generation bandwidth problems of losing 50 percent of the […]

MobiHealthNews: weekly newsletter on mobile technology in the healthcare sector

The healthcare sector is rapidly adopting mobile technology – from iPads to Wi-Fi, as well as applications that enable doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers to respond to our needs using the latest and greatest technology. MobiHealthNews is the leading publication for the wireless healthcare industry. Those of you who sell wireless access points and […]

Tales from the Towers, Chapter 7: One size does not fit all

In this installment of Rory Conaway’s “Tales From The Towers”, he discusses the different types of antennas that can be used for large scale Wi-Fi networks. Before we continue developing the system further, it’s a good idea to discuss all the various antenna designs that go into a municipal design process.  I’ve described one type […]